1. Family: Ebenaceae Gürke
    1. Genus: Diospyros L.
      1. Diospyros magogoana F.White

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Ebenaceae, F. White & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

    Habit
    Small tree 4 m. tall; bark on branchlets grey, closely and finely striate.
    Leaves
    Leaves drying dark brown and shining above, pale yellow-brown beneath, broadly to narrowly lanceolate, up to 5.5 cm. long and 2 cm. broad, slightly emarginate at the apex, slightly asymmetric at the base, thickened and slightly recurved at the margin, with long slender seta-like hairs on the midrib and margin beneath, especially in the proximal half, and with shorter flexuose hairs towards the base of the midrib; midrib slightly prominent above, conspicuously raised beneath, the lateral nerves in ± 6 pairs, clearly visible on both surfaces, slightly raised above, slightly impressed beneath; venation visible and slightly raised above; petiole mm. long, with short hairs.
    Flowers
    Male flowers unknown. Female flowers solitary on older branchlets below the leaves, pedicel 1 mm. long; calyx cyathiform, 3.5 mm. long, setulose-tomentellous outside, glabrous inside; calyx-lobes 3, ± round, 1.75 mm. long; corolla broadly urceolate, 6.5 mm. tall, 3 mm. wide, densely strigulose in upper half, with 3 lobes 2.5 mm. long; staminodes not seen; ovary conical, 4 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, glabrous, encircled at the base by a fringe of hairs; style scarcely differentiated from the ovary, with 2 fleshy sessile irregularly lobed stigmata 1 mm. long; locules 4, uniovulate.
    Male
    Male flowers unknown.
    Female
    Female flowers solitary on older branchlets below the leaves, pedicel 1 mm. long; calyx cyathiform, 3.5 mm. long, setulose-tomentellous outside, glabrous inside; calyx-lobes 3, ± round, 1.75 mm. long; corolla broadly urceolate, 6.5 mm. tall, 3 mm. wide, densely strigulose in upper half, with 3 lobes 2.5 mm. long; staminodes not seen; ovary conical, 4 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, glabrous, encircled at the base by a fringe of hairs; style scarcely differentiated from the ovary, with 2 fleshy sessile irregularly lobed stigmata 1 mm. long; locules 4, uniovulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown.
    Habitat
    Face of escarpment; ± 750 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T8

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Diospyros magogoana F.White appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 18, 1995 Eggeling, W.J. [6424], Tanzania K000350756 holotype

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 58: 398 (1988)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F. White in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 58: 398 (1988).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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